[ASC-list] Proofreading your own writing

Sarah Keenihan sarahkeenihan at gmail.com
Mon Oct 14 22:04:44 UTC 2013


Hi Ian and all, 
If you work on a Mac, there is a 'text to voice' function, in which the computer will literally read a selected passage of text out loud to you. Works very well, even for my kids. 
Cheers,
Sarah 

Sent from my iPhone

On 15/10/2013, at 7:05 AM, Mark Ragg <mark.ragg at raggahmed.com> wrote:

> Here's a few things I teach (and sometimes do).
> Give it time (so finish it early). 
> Change the font and make it slightly larger, then print it out.
> Read it in a different room then where you wrote it, or outside, or in a cafe. 
> Read it out loud.
> 
> 
> 
> Mark Ragg
> Director | RaggAhmed 
> Adjunct Senior Lecturer | Sydney School of Public Health | University of Sydney 
> t +61 2 9818 8222 | e mark.ragg at raggahmed.com 
> www.raggahmed.com 
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: ASC-list [mailto:asc-list-bounces at lists.asc.asn.au] On Behalf Of Ian M.
> Sent: Monday, 14 October 2013 9:52 PM
> To: asc-list at lists.asc.asn.au
> Subject: [ASC-list] Proofreading your own writing
> 
> Dear ASCers,
> 
> I am going to be honest and say I have a weakness - proofreading my own writing. I can read it over and over but miss a typo every time.
> 
> Practice makes perfect right? 
> 
> Well, I am sending this email to seek advice from those who may have had similar problems and ask what tips you may have in checking the nitty gritty details of your writing before it goes live?
> 
> I've done the courses, read the books and asked colleagues to proofread but sometimes the ideas of others can really help.
> 
> I hope this could also make for a useful discussion for those who may have similar issues.
> 
> Thanks in advance,
> Ian
> 
> P.S. I hope this email has no typos :-P
> 
> Dr Ian McDonald
> 0439 746 556
> Sent from my iPhone
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